Wisconsin’s Deer Trustee holds town hall meetings this week. While Dr. James Kroll has been critical of the Department of Natural Resources deer management policies, he said the intent of these town halls is not to beat up on the agency. “That’s not what it’s going to be about,” he said. “We want people to come to the microphone and tell us what they think we need to do.”
Kroll said serious challenges face the state’s white tail herd. He’ll use the town halls to present problems and hopes hunters can provide solutions – and help reach a consensus. “We’ve got to have a consensus, but a consensus means that there are going to people who are not going to be happy,” he said. “Everybody is gong to have to have some skin in the game.”
Kroll said the future of deer hunting in the state is at stake. He hopes to develop a “21st century model for deer management.” Monday night’s meeting is at Appleton North High School. Other meetings this week are in Rhineland, Hayward, Black River Falls and Mount Horeb, with the last meeting Saturday in Milwaukee.
READ: Kroll report (PDF)